If you have a self-storage unit, there's a good chance you've just got stuff piled up in it. Turn your storage unit into a quick-change depot for seasonal storage with a utility trailer. Read on for more self storage tweaking tips.
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We're enormous fans of decluttering and cutting back on your storage needs, but not everybody has an attic, basement and/or garage to stash things like seasonal decorations, clothing or yard equipment. Art Decker, a division manager with Self Storage Company, has a guest post at Simple Productivity Blog packed with some really great tips for maximising your self-storage unit.
Store seasonal yard tools, such as snow blowers and lawn mowers, on a utility trailer. I am amazed to see how many of our tenants streamline the process of converting their garages from winter use to summer use - and vice versa. They do it by investing in a utility trailer, and loading it with all the heavy, bulky yard tools that they will not use for the duration of the season. Sometimes they have room left on the trailer to add the seasonal clothes or decorations that they want to put in storage as well. Then they simply roll the entire trailer into the storage unit and leave it there. When they bring it home at the beginning of the next season, they roll the snow blower and other equipment off the trailer, roll the lawnmower or other items on, and then drive the trailer back to the storage unit. With good planning, the whole changeover for the seasons can take an hour or less.
I have a big garage to store my leaf blower, snow blower and other bulky seasonal items in, but the trailer method sounds so efficient I suddenly wish I had a place to try it out. Check out the full article at the link below for five more excellent tips for getting the most from your self-storage unit. As always, sound off in the comments if you have a tip of your own to share.
Self-Storage Rocket Science [Simple Productivity Blog]